You take the good stuff with the bad stuff, right? It has been like that the past few days. Mostly good, but a little bad, or perhaps, just sad.
Good stuff. I needed to find my vintage buttons to use for the baby sweater.
Bad stuff. These buttons just make me miss Cotty so much. They were her buttons. She loved to sew and was so proud of my knitting. She would examine each stitch and detail...not in the looking for the mistakes way, but in the look how much time and thought went into this way. And of course, then I was really missing Mimi, because she would have told me how much Cotty would have loved the sweater. She would have liked it too, but she also would have shared a fun story about Cotty.
Good stuff. In finding the buttons, I found yarn needles that are so vintage they only cost 25 cents :)
Sad stuff. Last month when my mom was in Reno going through some of my aunts' things, she asked if there was anything else I could think of that I would want. She'd already brought me home a few special things, so I didn't think so. And then I said, "Don't forget the button box." Dear mom said, "Already packed for you."
Good stuff. Cute, quick, wee baby things!! In decadent Plucky Knitter Primo Sport yarn, colorway Bashful. Love. love. love. Need two weeks BEFORE the baby shower?!! Unheard of.
Bad stuff. My doctor wants me on crutches still. And 2 crutches, none of the 1 crutch stuff that I've been doing for the past 2 weeks. No more TinyTim as Debbi would say :) I know it could be worse and I have been gradually feeling better each day, but I really, really thought I'd be done with the crutches by now. Shit, I thought I'd be done with them 3 weeks ago. Ugh.
Good stuff. My doctor is pleased with the progress so far and says this is where I should be 6 weeks out from knee surgery. So I'm going with that. And then I went to the pool and walked for 30 minutes. Only thing I am allowed to do. I'm going to be so excited this summer when I can swim laps and laps! No more taking that for granted!!
More good stuff. I cast on for a second wee baby sweater. Need a sample and a baby gift. And probably another baby gift, but I already have another idea for the next wee thing.
Bye bye monday. The rest of this week, I'm focusing on the good stuff! You guys have any good stuff to share??!!